Soil health best achieved by minimal soil disturbance, maximizing plant diversity, living roots yearlong, covered soil at all times with plants-residue
The Bartolucci family has been growing grapes in California since 1921. They are focused on preserving and sustaining the quality of their land for the sake of generations to come.
Good soil structure is particularly important when planting a new vineyard, because it encourages development of a strong root system that will help sustain the vines for years to come.
Pistachio trees deficient in boron “look like they want to grow but can’t. They look like they don’t have the energy to grow.”
“The high rainfall should produce good movement of salts out of the root zone and, by reducing competition between the nutrient and the salts, it will make it easier for nutrients to be taken up by the vines.”
The expansion of California pistachio acreage into “trickier” soils means a higher level of management to maximize nut production.
Solves situations with standard pumping equipment or limited well capacity